HOW TO BACKUP AND RESET YOUR LAPTOP

How to backup and reset your laptop.

Quick Guide To Backup Or Reset Your Laptop

  • Windows backup:
    • Select the START button, then select CONTROL PANEL > SYSTEM AND MAINTENANCE > BACKUP AND RESTORE.
    • Do one of the following:
      • If you’ve never used Windows Backup before, or recently upgraded your version of Windows, select SET UP BACKUP, and then follow the steps in the wizard. 
      • If you’ve created a backup before, you can wait for your regularly scheduled back to occur, or you can manually create a new backup by selecting BACK UP NOW. 
      • If you’ve created a backup before, but want to make a new, full backup rather than updating the old one, select CREATE NEW, FULL BACKUP, and then follow the steps in the wizard.
    • Make sure you are not backing up your files to the same laptop and storage device you are selling, as you will no longer have access to these files once you sell the laptop. Always store media used for backups on something like external hard disks, USB flash drives, DVDs, or CDs.
    • Additional information and other ways to backup your information before selling your laptop can be found from Microsoft’s website HERE.
  • Securely erase everything on your system. If you decide to sell your laptop to us at Canitcash, this step will be performed by our team and can be skipped. Windows 10 also includes a factory reset option built into the operating system. HERE is a quick guide on how to reset your laptop back to factory default settings using windows 10. You can also read our blog post about this HERE.

At this point You have created a full backup, saved your personal files, and securely reset your laptop to its factory default settings. You are officially ready to sell your laptop. Return to our Sell Laptop page for an instant quote on your device.